Enter DON JOHN
It is so. The Count Claudio shall marry the daughter of
Yea, my lord, but I can cross it.
Any bar, any cross, any impediment will be med'cinable
5me. I am sick in displeasure to him, and whatsoever comes
athwart his affection ranges evenly with mine. How canst
thou cross this marriage?
Not honestly, my lord, but so covertly that no dishonesty
shall appear in me.
10Show me briefly how.
I think I told your lordship a year since how much I am in
the favor of Margaret, the waiting gentlewoman to Hero.
I can, at any unseasonable instant of the night, appoint her
15to look out at her lady’s chamber window.
What life is in that to be the death of this marriage?
The poison of that lies in you to temper. Go you to the
Prince your brother. Spare not to tell him that he hath
wronged his honor in marrying the renowned Claudio,
20whose estimation do you mightily hold up, to a
contaminated stale, such a one as Hero.